Ready for the fifth annual Georgia Gives Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016? This state-wide online fundraiser drives awareness and donations for nonprofits across Georgia, encouraging residents to come together for a day of giving.
Since the inaugural event in 2012, Georgia Gives Day has activated more than 54,000 donors, who have given upwards of $9 million to support more than 2,400 organizations across the state. Donors can give directly to nonprofits on Georgia Gives Day—or any day of the year—through GAgives.org by selecting the organization of their choice, or searching for the cause or locale closest to their hearts. Read more here.
2016 GUFC Annual Conference scheduled for November 2-3
Join us for GUFC’s Statewide Fall Annual Conference & Awards Program November 2 & 3 at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.
Paul D. Ries, Manager of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program for the Oregon Department of Forestry and Instructor and Director of the Graduate Certificate Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University, will lead us with talks on “The Power of Collective Impact in Urban Forestry.” We also enjoy talks by horticulturist and author Erica Glasener (“The Impulse of Why: A Passion for Trees”), the University of Georgia’s Dr. Kim Coder (“Ecological Renovation”) and other noted experts. Included in the conference are breakout sessions on related topics, offsite tours, and our Excellence in Urban Forestry awards luncheon. This annual event is also an enjoyable opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones who, like you, are concerned about maintaining Georgia’s green legacy and helping communities grow healthy trees and incorporate trees into their planning and growth. Registration is now open at a $195 early-bird rate*! See agenda here. 9 ISA Arborist CEUs will be available, as well as 9 SAF continuing forestry education hours. A certificate of attendance for landscape architects and others will also be available. A limited number of scholarships are available for tree board members and 501 c 3 nonprofits.
2016 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers
*LODGING RESERVATIONS ARE A SEPARATE FEE. TO RESERVE A ROOM AT THE CONFERENCE RATE OF $139, CALL 1-800-201-3205.
WANT TO BRING A GUEST TO THE AWARDS LUNCHEON, THE EVENING RECEPTION, AND A TOUR? WE HAVE A $50 TICKET THAT COVERS ALL THAT HERE.
PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY: TREE BOARD ROUNDTABLE, NOV. 1, 4-6 P.M.
Are you tired and burned out and just need some new energy on your tree board? Need help communicating with the millennial generation and getting the hang of social media? The Georgia Forestry Commission hopes you will attend the 2016 Tree Board Roundtable on Tuesday, November 1 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Brasstown Valley in Young Harris for some “Tips for Success with Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers.” There will be plenty of time to engage and learn from each other about what is working and what is not. This FREE session will also provide an opportunity to interact with Paul Reis, conference keynote speaker and founder of the Tree Board University. Come find out what makes people join organizations and keep coming back.
The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Gretchen Musser and Rob Swanson on December 7 and 8, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days), at the Athens-Clarke CountyTraining Room, 2555 Lexington Rd. Athens, GA 30605. Gretchen and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, TreeIdentification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees. Read more here.
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